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Tuesday Topics – Nine Favorite (Kid) TV Shows

This week for Tuesday Topics is nine favorite TV shows. Since I’ve talked about my favorite TV shows quite often before, I thought I’d shake things up a bit today and do my nine favorite shows from when I was a kid. Fire up the Wayback Machine!

(1) Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood – I think we all love Mr. Rogers. I wish he was still around sometimes with how crazy this world is getting.

(2) Square One TV – I still don’t love math, but this show helped me like it a little bit more as a kid. The songs were catchy and I loved the daily Mathnet mystery!

(3) Today’s Special – I think I talked about this show in a blog post earlier this year. It was on Nickelodeon and it was about a mannequin who came to life when the store was closed at night and how he made friends with the night supervisor, security guard and a mouse who lived in the wall named Muffy.

(4) Sesame Street – Well duh. Did you think my Muppet loving heart didn’t grow up with this show? The 1980s were the best for SS in my opinion. We got to watch Maria and Luis fall in love and get married and have a baby. Better than a soap opera!

(5) The New Mickey Mouse Club – this was required daily viewing for me every day after school. This was where I first met one Ryan Gosling and let me tell you, he was a hunk even back then. I also had a thing for Tony Lucca who was a contestant on the Voice a few years ago. I used to imagine what it would be like to be on the show and that they were all my best friends. I never said I was cool when I was a kid!

(6) Garfield and Friends – Every Saturday morning I was up in time to watch this – remember when Saturday mornings were about cartoons? Those were the days.

(7) Tiny Toon Adventures – Before I got into the Mickey Mouse Club, this was my daily afternoon viewing after school. I loved this show and especially Babs Bunny, it was so great that Warner Bros finally introduced a strong female character. My older feminist self approves.

(8) Reading Rainbow. Truth talk – LeVar Burton was my first crush. No joke. I was pretty smitten with him at the tender age of five. I lived for this half hour of TV in the summer, I would be so sad when they’d take it off the air each year when school started. The point behind it was to keep kids interested in reading through the summer so I understand why they did it, but I’d be so sad when I couldn’t watch it anymore!

(9) Pee Wee’s Playhouse – Back to Saturday morning again, this was on after Garfield. I know a lot of the jokes went over my head as a kid because I tell you, I’ve watched it as an adult and it’s packed with innuendo! Fun fact – the actress who plays Miss Yvonne is the same one who plays Charlie’s mom on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Fun fact two – Pee Wee is now available on Netflix. I think we’ll be streaming it soon for some mindless TV!

What were some of your can’t miss shows when you were a kid?

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13 thoughts on “Tuesday Topics – Nine Favorite (Kid) TV Shows”

  1. I got my Ryan Gosling loving on Breaker High. That and Student Bodies stuck with me for a long time. Of course, there is Saved by the Bell. We watched that, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Full House regularly after school. Bill Nye came on JUST as we got home, and was, of course, on PBS without commercials. There was a tiny TV in the basement where we came in, and so we’d watch Bill Nye there, rather than lose the 15 seconds it probably would have taken us to run upstairs.
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  2. Confession: I was terrified of Mr. Rogers. I don’t know why but there was just something about him and his dusty puppets that freaked me out.
    Today’s Special was my jam. I loved that show. I always wanted the mannequins to come to life in the store when I shopped with my mom.
    Pee Wee was the best.
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  3. I think I’m the only one in the world who didn’t like Mr. Rogers. To be honest, he creeped me out a little. “Won’t you be my neighbor?” I was always like, “Nope!” ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I loved Garfield, though! And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I’d totally watch that if it was still on!

  4. Talk about bringing me back, haha! I don’t remember 2 and 3, but the rest were one my list too! Oh except PeeWee… for some reason he truly scared me! Especially PeeWee’s Big Adventure- I’m not sure why but I’d just start crying! I also loved Alf, The Elephant Show (they had that Skinny ma rink- I love you song) and Fraggle Rock ๐Ÿ™‚

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